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What should you do about shotgun storage while you're away?

How should you secure your guns when you're planning on going away on a long break?

The quick answer is to store your firearm with us, as we have a specialised de-humidified, temperature controlled purpose designed secure room.  But let’s look at the legalities before we do any selling!

The standard condition 4 (a) of your shotgun certificate states that you are obliged to store your firearms and ammunition (or shotguns) securely at all times so as to prevent access to the firearms or ammunition by an unauthorised person.  This condition is intended to prevent any unauthorised person, be they your spouse, child or a burglar, getting hold of your shotguns. It is a criminal offence not to comply!  It is your responsibility to store your guns securely, but the way you do this is not prescribed.

Most people will keep their guns in a locked gun cabinet with the key in a secret place.  But it is important to consider whether a long term absence from the property where the gun safe is located, constitutes adequate security.

In these circumstances, it is a good idea to ask a registered firearms dealer (ie us!) to store your shotguns whilst you are away

Emmett & Stone offers a Gun and Rifle storage service at its store in Little Marlow*.

  • Guns are stored in a de-humidified, temperature controlled purpose designed secure room.
  • We are fully licenced and are covered with comprehensive insurance.

Whatever your reason for requiring gun storage, we can help you out.

This may also be useful not only if you are away from home for a prolonged period but also if you are:

  • Moving House,
  • Not wanting to keep a gun cabinet at home,
  • Arriving in the UK from overseas,
  • ....or just visiting the area.

Prices from £5 per gun per week

We can also offer a professional cleaning service and gun servicing while the gun is stored with us.

To discuss your storage requirements, ring Ryan on 01628 474187 or email ryan@emmettandstone.co.uk

*Subject to terms and conditions